PARKER, Torrance

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PARKER, Torrance

USA (1928-2017)

Last updated: August 3, 2017 at 18:02 pm

Pioneer of the commercial diving industry; author; founded Parker Diving Service (1947); author of 20,000 Jobs Under the Sea (1985) and 20,000 Divers Under the Sea; member of the Advisory Board of the Historical Diving Society; sponge diver in the Florida Keys during WWII (too young to serve); Army diving instructor during the Korean War; first diver to use underwater TV to document his work for an employer; did a hard hat demonstration dive at age 85 in 2013; made first first dive suit out of inner tubes at age 13.

Honours and Awards:

Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (2006)

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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